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Cairo festival canceled over Israeli film

French foreign minister decides to call off event organized by French Embassy's cultural center in Egypt following judges' decision to remove film directed by Israeli woman

Smadar Peri Published: 04.04.10, 08:18 / Israel Culture




An Israeli short comedy film has sparked a political-cultural storm between Egypt, France and Israel.



The film, 'Almost Normal,' was directed by Keren Ben-Rafael, an Israeli woman who studied in the La FĂ©mis state film school in Paris. It was slated to take part in the "Rencontres de l'Image" festival organized by the French Embassy's cultural center (CFCC) in Cairo from April 8 to 15.



The movie tells the story of a 12-year-old boy which his brithday is also the annual memorial day for his relative who was killed in duty.



Two weeks ago, the Egyptian panel of judges found out that the film was directed by an Israeli. One

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Added: Apr-4-2010 
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